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post #11 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 01:20 PM
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I think you got a really good deal those years ago and you are still getting a good deal.

If you think it is too high, call around and ask for prices from other vets. It will at least make you feel better about the price; knowing what others charge.
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post #12 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 01:26 PM
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I would love to only pay that much for a castration.
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post #13 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 01:29 PM
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That works out to 82, I wish I could get my dog done for that. My cat nearly cost me as much so to me that seems a reasonable price considering how prices have gone up.

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I had Caddo gelded last year and it only cost me 75.00 to do it. If I have my stud gelded it is only going to cost me the same amount.

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i got my boys gelded for $200 each. standard price in NJ however is $450 - $580 PER HORSE!!!!! crazy right?

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My vet's farm call alone is that much.. I pay even more to have anything done. I don't own a gelding, but that seems reasonable to me.
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If they can't afford an extra 200 bucks a month for vet bills.... then maybe you shouldn't be owning a horse >.>
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I have called around and compared prices even as far as 30 miles away. So we got the best price in the area, and it is with the vet that we normally use.

Look at the individuals that have grade stallions with grade mares and are selling them, or have a whole mix of stallions. That is kind of where the problem is at. No matter if it is $75 or $500, somewhere people are saying, 'Cannot afford that'. I am not trying to single anyone out or state that a grade horse is no good. The best mare at the barn is a shetland / quarter cross.

It is just a concern for others. We were concerned about the little stud that was at the barn and that is why we got together to get him fixed. Although he was kept in a pretty nice area with 7ft call welded / panel fence. Soon he will be able to run with the girls and no worries on everyone's mind.
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some rescues are working on getting low cost gelding programs set up - much like the clinics they do for cats and dogs. some vet schools alraedy offer them. there were a few that were doing $50 geldings. specifically for the reasons you stated above.

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That is a drop in the bucket for horse ownership - that is cheap, cheap, cheap. If one can't afford that fee, one shouldn't own a horse.
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